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Child friendly restaurants


By Heidi Janit There are an abundnce of child friendly restaurants across the country. Whether your kids are into pizza, burgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets or ice cream,  here are some great restaurants that offer child friendly meals, play areas and supervision for you to explore. Just click on the restaurant links for more information! Johannesburg: Angelo’s Kitchen Explore: The kids’ ... Read More »

Oreo Cookie cake

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This cake is like one giant Oreo Cookie! Yum! Recipe Source: adapted from www.oreo.com Ingredients 1  (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix box 200 grams semi-sweet baking chocolate 1/4 cup butter 250 grams cream cheese 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups Orly Whip 12 OREO Cookies, coarsely crushed Instructions Heat oven to 180 degrees. Prepare cake batter and bake in 2 (9-inch) ... Read More »

Renaissance Revivial


By Yolandi Du Toit Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael! All of them phenomenal Italian renaissance artists, sure, but most importantly: Green turtles with mad martial arts skills! (Enter NINJA CHOP! here) Be assured that it is not only the girly-girls that want the ultimate themed party – the rough-and-tough boys are just as demanding and with an array of superheroes ... Read More »

Cake batter popcorn

Picture source: www.tastykitchen.com

A fun twist on traditional popcorn. Sure to be a hit with the kids! And a very clever party treat! Recipe source: www.tastykitchen.com Ingredients: 1-½ cup Melted Milk Chocolate or White Chocolate ¼ cups margarine 1-½ cup White Cake Mix 6 cups Popcorn (popped) ¼ cups Sprinkles Preparation: Make the popcorn and set aside. Melt the chocolate in the microwave ... Read More »

Kidz Skouspeel


Join Lollos and Lettie, Tjiff&Tjaff, Liewe Heksie and many more on one stage in this awesome production – Kidz Skouspeel! At the Tyger Valley Centre Arena from July 11th! Visit www.computicket.com for more information     Read More »

Chocolate fudge icing recipe

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By Vicky Pollock I found this chocolate fudge icing recipe the other day when looking for something new and tasty for a chocolate cake. It was absolutely delicious and kept the cake moist for a few days. The only problem was putting the tasting spoon down to ensure there was still icing left for the cake! Ingredients: 90g butter or margarine ... Read More »

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Picture Source: www.addapinch.com

These Nutella chocolate chip cookies are gooey, chocolatey and delicious. They take ALOT of Nutella, but it is worth it! **Nutella contains nuts and is not suitable for tree nut allergy sufferers** Article Source: addapinch.com Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups Nutella 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 2½ ... Read More »

Mixed Potato wedges

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This delicious potato wedges recipe is sourced from Jamie Oliver’s recipe web page – www.jamieoliver.com This is a brilliant recipe for kids – turning the humble potato and sweet potato into delicious homemade wedges that will rival any oven chip. (If your child is not keen on paprika, then just leave it out) Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes 2 medium ... Read More »

Mister Maker will be in town soon!

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By Heidi Janit   Moms, do you know that Mister Maker will be here, live in the flesh?! How exciting is that?      Where? DStv Kids Xtravaganza at Vodacom world, Midrand  When? 2 – 4 Jul (9.30, 12.30, 15.30, 18.30) and 5 Jul (9.30, 12.30, 15,30)   Tickets R135 from Computicket.   Read More »

Steam train day trips

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By Heidi Janit Train Rides are fun, exciting and educational. We are blessed in South Africa to be able to take in gorgeous views and scenery whilst sitting on a train! Whether you are based in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban, there is a ride on a steam train for everyone! Gauteng: Reefsteamers departs from Park Station in Johannesburg to ... Read More »